Marvel TV Returns for SDCC 2016 with the Cast of Luke Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and More

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MARVEL TELEVISION RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

Meet the Newest Defender at a Not-To-Be Missed Panel for The Netflix Original Series Marvel’s Luke Cage on Thursday, July 21

Find out What’s Ahead for Season 4 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at an Exclusive Panel Session on Friday, July 22

Get the Latest in the World of Marvel Animation at the Marvel Animation Presents Panel on Saturday, July 23

Visit Marvel Booth #2329 for Autograph Signings, Giveaways and More

Glendale, CA (June 30, 2016) – Attention Marvel fans! Your favorite stars from Marvel Television are taking over San Diego Comic-Con. Join us for must-see panels featuring first look footage, exclusive signing events and an inside look into the world of Marvel.

The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21st, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session. Moderated by Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer), The Netflix Original Series: Marvel’s Luke Cage panel will feature the first ever appearance of the star-studded cast including fan-favorite Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Simone Missick, Frank Whaley and showrunner and Executive Producer, Cheo Hodari Coker. This panel promises to deliver exclusive updates on the latest Marvel Television and Netflix series that fans won’t want to miss. Follow @lukecage on Twitter and #lukecage for the latest.

Then, on Friday, July 22nd, join us for the Marvel Television Presents: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel where Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer) the showrunners and cast will bring fans the latest news and a few surprises about season 4 of the hit series! Follow @AgentsofShield on Twitter and use #AgentsofShield.

On Saturday July 23rd, you won’t want to miss the Marvel Animation Presents panel with Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment,) Eric Radomski (SVP, Production and Creative Director – Marvel Animation) and Stephen Wacker (VP, Current Series & Development – Marvel Animation Studios), as they debut exclusive sneak peeks from upcoming episodes, share scoop on exciting new projects in development and bring along some special guests that have secretly RSVP’d!

You’ll also have a chance to meet the stars of your favorite Marvel Television series and get an exclusive poster at signing events at the Marvel booth (#2329) throughout the weekend.

MARVEL TELEVISION SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, JULY 21:

Marvel’s Luke Cage – Signing Event

3:15 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

Cast attending: Mike Colter, Alfre Woodward, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, Simone Missick, Cheo Hodari Coker (EP), Jeph Loeb (EP).

The Netflix Original Series, Marvel’s Luke Cage — Panel Session

5:45 – 6:45 PM -Ballroom 20

The first-ever appearance of the Marvel’s Luke Cage cast!

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Marvel Television Presents: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — Panel Session

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM -Ballroom 20

Join the cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Signing Event

4:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

Cast Attending: Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain de Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Jed Whedon (EP), Maurissa Tancharoen (EP), Jeff Bell (EP), Jeph Loeb (EP).

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Marvel Animation Presents – Panel Session

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM -Room 6A

Go behind-the-scenes into the world of Marvel Animation!

Please note that both signings are ticketed events and passes will be available on a first-come, first-served lottery basis beginning at 9:30 AM on Thursday, July 21 at and Friday, July 22 at Marvel Booth (#2329).

Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all the breaking news from Marvel Television at Comic Con International in San Diego. Follow @Marvel on Twitter and “like” Marvel on Facebook for minute-by-minute updates on all things in the MCU. Join the conversation using #MarvelSDCC.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT AND MARVEL TELEVISION

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world’s most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC, Marvel’s Daredevil and the Peabody Award-winning Marvel’s Jessica Jones for NETFLIX and Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for Disney XD. Marvel Television’s upcoming projects include Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist and the culminating Marvel’s The Defenders for NETFLIX as well as Marvel’s The Punisher (NETFLIX), Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Freeform) and Legion (FX). For more information, visit marvel.com.

ABOUT ABC STUDIOS

ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and on-demand platforms. The studio is the key content provider for ABC Entertainment, producing hit series for the network including “American Crime,” “black-ish,” “The Catch,” “Dr. Ken,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of “S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mistresses,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Quantico,” “The Real O’Neals,” “Scandal,” “Secrets and Lies” and late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live”; “Code Black,” “Criminal Minds” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” for CBS; “Nashville” for CMT; “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” for Netflix; and “Devious Maids” for Lifetime. For the current season, ABC Studios is producing “American Housewife,” “Conviction,” “Designated Survivor,” “Downward Dog,” “Imaginary Mary,” “Notorious,” “Speechless,” “Still Star Crossed” and “When We Rise” for ABC.

SweeTARTS Tour to Include a Stop at Con-X During SDCC 2016

KABOOM! TARTNESS ENGAGED! 💥⚡💥

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SweeTARTS and Troye Sivan Invite Fans to Follow Their Passions with Summertime “Follow Your TART” Campaign

Brand Launches Anthem Video and All New SweeTARTS Mini Gummies to Kick Off the Summer of TART

GLENDALE, Calif.–SweeTARTS, the candy-obsessed brand that believes in making the world anything but bland, today launched new SweeTARTS Mini Gummies and SweeTARTS Soft Bites, as part of its new “Follow Your TART” brand campaign. The campaign, which will extend through the summer, celebrates those who follow their passions to make the world around them more flavorful.

“SweeTARTS knows that amazing things happen when you dive into your passions and express your individuality,” said SweeTARTS Brand Manager, Meghan Erickson. “Our ‘Follow Your TART’ mantra encourages each and every one of us to do what we love and add new and unique flavor to the world in amazing, unforgettable ways.”

The campaign launched with a SweeTARTS anthem video featuring singer/songwriter Troye Sivan, YouTube personality and gamer SeaNanners (Adam Montoya), and LARPing expert Momo O’Brien, to celebrate their unique interests and encourage fans to jump into their passions with full-tilt glee.

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“I am super excited to be partnering with SweeTARTS to help inspire and celebrate others who are following their passions,” said singer-songwriter Troye Sivan.

To add a side of sweet and tart to this new campaign as only SweeTARTS can, the brand has launched all new perfectly tiny and tangy SweeTARTS Mini Gummies (5.25oz/MSRP$1.79) and melt in your mouth SweeTARTS Soft Bites (5.25oz/MSRP $1.79), both with no artificial flavors or colors, with added colors from natural sources. These tongue twisting candies are available now at retailers nationwide.

Throughout the summer, SweeTARTS will take its passion for candy on the road sharing exclusive, limited-edition candy offerings and surprise guest appearances via a multi-city tour that includes stops at VidCon (June 23-25) and Entertainment Weekly’s Con-X during Comic-Con (July 20-24). Further details will be shared across the SweeTARTS social channels in the weeks to come.

To find out more about SweeTARTS and catch all the cool ways the brand is inspiring and supporting fans to follow their TART this summer visit www.sweetartscandy.com and follow @SweeTARTSCandy on YouTube, SnapChat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Nestlé USA

Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for nineteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverages that make good living possible. That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Nestlé USA, with 2015 sales of $9.7 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2015 sales of $92 billion. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.

WBTV to Heat Up SDCC 2016 with 21 Shows

Justice League Action

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21? MORE LIKE TWENTY-FUN! WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP SET TO BRING A HISTORIC 21 SHOWS TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL JULY 20-24 IN SAN DIEGO

Series from Top Producers Including Greg Berlanti, Greg Daniels, Bruno Heller, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Steven Molaro, Julie Plec, Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Kevin Williamson and Many More

Fans Won’t Want to Miss Panels and Signings with the Stars and Producers of The 100, Animaniacs Live!, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Frequency, Gotham, Justice League Action, iZOMBIE, Lucifer, The Originals, People of Earth, Powerless, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, Teen Titans Go!, Time After Time and The Vampire Diaries

BURBANK, Calif. (June 27, 2016) — Never mind the summer heatwave, it’s going to be a record-setting summer of different proportions when Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) heats up Comic-Con International: San Diego with 21(!) fan-favorite series. The world’s leading comics and pop-culture convention will be dominated by WBTVG, with 13 returning shows and eight new series making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut.

Series stars participating in all the Comic-Con action are fan favorites and new additions including Arrow’s Stephen Amell; The Flash’s Grant Gustin; Blindspot’s Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz; The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder; Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard; The Originals’ Joseph Morgan; Gotham’s Ben McKenzie; Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist; iZOMBIE’s Rose McIver; The 100’s Eliza Taylor; and Lucifer’s Tom Ellis — to name just a few — who will join producers to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, free autograph signings and media appearances.

  • Comic-Con essentials The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZOMBIE, The Originals, Supergirl, Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! and The Vampire Diaries are all back in San Diego.
  • World-premiere screenings of complete pilot episodes of highly anticipated new WBTV series Riverdale, Powerless, People of Earth, Frequency and Time After Time on Preview Night, plus an advance look at a new episode of Teen Titans Go! and the debut of Justice League Action.
  • The Studio’s 2,400-square foot, multi-level booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor.
  • For additional info on the Studio’s plans for Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostv — official hashtag #WBSDCC — and visit http://comiccon.thewb.com.

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

6:00–10:00 p.m. Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated series of the 2016–17 television season — Riverdale, Powerless, People of Earth, Frequency and Time After Time — as well as a brand new episode of Teen Titans Go! and the debut of Justice League ActionBallroom 20

  • Riverdale: Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. Based on the iconic characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood), this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — and not follow in his dad’s footsteps — despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush, Archie, after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves — which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother, Alice (Mädchen Amick) — aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between she and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) — Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows. Riverdale is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot) and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics). Riverdale premieres midseason on The CW. Become a fan of Riverdale on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CWRiverdale, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Riverdale.
  • Powerless: It’s a Super Hero’s world. We just live in it. As the first comedy series set in the DC Universe, Powerless is the story of Emily (Vanessa Hudgens – High School Musical), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when Super Heroes and Super Villains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Taking care of insurance needs one by one, Emily and her team of co-workers might not have any superpowers, but they are out to make a difference in people’s lives and prove that you don’t need to have powers to be powerful! From Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Ben Queen (Cars 2) and based on characters from DC, Powerless premieres midseason on NBC. Become a fan of Powerless on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NBCPowerless, and follow the show on Twitter at @NBCPowerless.
  • People of Earth: From Emmy® winners Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) and creator David Jenkins comes People of Earth, a half-hour single-camera comedy series about a support group for alien abductees. People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac – The Daily Show) who investigates the group to write about its members’ supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and possibly even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond our world. The series is executive produced by O’Brien, Daniels, Norm Hiscock (King of the Hill), Jeff Ross (Conan), David Kissinger (Eagleheart) and Larry Sullivan; Jenkins is co-executive producer. Produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Television, People of Earth is coming this fall to TBS.
  • Frequency: Based on the New Line feature film, Frequency is the story of a father and daughter who are supernaturally reunited two decades after his suspicious and untimely death. New York detective Raimy Sullivan was only seven when her father, undercover cop Frank Sullivan, abandoned his family in pursuit of a case that led not only to his family’s breakup, but also his eventual death undercover. Always believing her dad died in disgrace as a corrupt cop, Raimy set forth to surpass him in law enforcement, rising through the ranks to detective. But everything she knows changes when somehow Raimy and Frank connect — across two decades — over Frank’s vintage ham radio in the garage. Where once Frank was lost in the shadows of his undercover work in 1996, he has now miraculously been found by his now-grown daughter in 2016. As they forge a new relationship while working together in two time periods to close an unsolved serial murder investigation, their emotional connection transcends time to not only repair the broken bonds of their family, but also defy fate and change the course of destiny. From Lin Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, Frequency premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 9/8c on The CW. Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), Toby Emmerich (Frequency film), John Rickard (Horrible Bosses), Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes films), Jennifer Gwartz (Veronica Mars) and Brad Anderson (Fringe) are executive producers. Become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/CWFrequency and follow the show on Twitter at @CWFrequency.
  • Time After Time: Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, Time After Time chronicles the epic adventures of a young H.G. Wells. At the age of 28, the 19th century scholar has yet to publish any of his landmark science fiction novels, but his idealistic thinking and radical ideas have led him to actually create a time machine. When his longtime friend — the charismatic (and secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, aka Jack the Ripper — finds himself cornered by the authorities at Wells’ London home, he escapes to present-day New York City using the time machine. Naturally, Wells follows, but instead of the Utopian society he imagined would be in the future, he finds a world more aligned to Stevenson’s temperament. Fortunately, Wells meets up with Jane Walker, an assistant curator at a museum staging an exhibition on Wells. As Wells and Jane come together, they will not only play a dangerous endgame with Stevenson, but also find themselves involved with the incredible characters and scenarios that inspired Wells’ War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau and more. An epic love story charged with danger and adventure, Time After Time gives an unpredictable spin on the mythology of H.G. Wells by looking at the world of today through the eyes of yesterday. Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time premieres midseason on ABC. Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) and Marcos Siega (The Following) are executive producers. Become a fan of Time After Time on Facebook at com/TimeAfterTimeABC and follow the show on Twitter at @TimeAfterABC.
  • Teen Titans Go!: The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower, and we’ll have you covered by screening a brand new episode. Based on characters from DC and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
  • Justice League Action: The world’s greatest Super Heroes return to television in Justice League Action, an all-new quarter-hour animated series. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC, Justice League Action is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

 

WBTVG/WBA SERIES SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21

10:15–11:15 a.m. Teen Titans Go! Video Presentation and Q&A When there’s trouble, you know who to call…Teen Titans! When you want an awesome time at Comic-Con, you also know who to call…Teen Titans!!! Join a Titan-sized panel featuring producers Aaron Horvath (MAD) and Pete Michail (Space Racers) along with voice cast members Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton and Tara Strong for a screening and Q&A covering your favorite animated series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. Teen Titans Go!: Season 3 Part 2 will be released on DVD on August 23. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TeenTitansGo, and follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork.  Room 6DE

 12:00–1:00 p.m. Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A The world’s greatest Super Heroes return to television in Justice League Action, an all-new quarter-hour animated series. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start; each 11-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge. Join producers Butch Lukic (Justice League), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and voice cast members Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) for a Q&A and exclusive sneak peek at this highly anticipated new series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC, Justice League Action is coming soon to Cartoon Network. Follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork.  Room 25ABC

 

FRIDAY, JULY 22

10:00–11:00 a.m. Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room — Join The Big Bang Theory writers as they return to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season nine and behind-the-scenes of TVs #1 comedy! From the wedding to the baby news to Shamy’s big night, find out what goes into making the hit series each week, and how the writers keep things fresh after more than 200 episodes! Join the show’s executive producers and writers as they take you inside the writers’ room for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 10 on September 19, airing Mondays at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 13. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheBigBangTheory and follow the show on Twitter @BigBangTheory.  Ballroom 20

12:30–1:30 p.m. The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Following the climatic events of the season finale, join The 100 as the critically acclaimed series returns to San Diego for its annual appearance at Comic-Con. ALIE has been defeated, and The City of Light destroyed, but The 100’s victory is bittersweet as a new threat comes into focus. With the clock ticking and Earth’s radiation levels rising, our heroes must put aside their differences to save what remains of humanity. Will The 100 go quietly into that good night, or will they find hope and faith in each other, as they face their darkest chapter yet? Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season four. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Third Season will be available on DVD on July 19. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWThe100, and follow the show on Twitter at @CWThe100.  Ballroom 20

2:00–2:30 p.m. People of Earth Pilot Screening and Q&A — From Emmy® winners Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office), and creator David Jenkins comes People of Earth, a half-hour single-camera comedy series about a support group for alien abductees. Join series star Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), co-executive producer David Jenkins and executive producer Greg Daniels for a screening of the pilot episode followed by a Q&A. People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Cenac) who investigates a support group to write about its members’ supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and, possibly, even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond our world. Produced by Conaco in association with Warner Horizon Television, People of Earth is coming this fall to TBS.  Room 6BCF

2:30–3:00 p.m. Powerless Pilot Screening and Q&A — It’s a Super Hero’s world. We just live in it. Join cast members Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Danny Pudi (Community), Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) along with executive producer Ben Queen (A to Z) and executive producer/director Michael Patrick Jann (Reno 911) for a screening of the pilot episode and Q&A covering the first comedy series set in the DC universe. Powerless is the story of Emily (Hudgens), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when Super Heroes and Super Villains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Taking care of insurance needs one by one, Emily and her team of co-workers might not have any superpowers but they are out to make a difference in people’s lives and prove that you don’t need to have powers to be powerful! From Warner Bros. Television and based on characters from DC, Powerless premieres midseason on NBC. Become a fan of Powerless on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NBCPowerless, and follow the show on Twitter at @NBCPowerless.  Room 6BCF

5:30–6:30 p.m. iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Television’s only Zom-Com-Rom-Dram, returns to San Diego for their third appearance at Comic-Con. After experiencing the heart-pounding season two finale, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for season three! Now that Clive is in the know about zombies, how will his dynamic with Liv change? With Ravi’s cure robbing Blaine of his memories, what will Major decide to do with his borrowed time? Will Peyton continue her efforts to take down crime lord, Mr. Boss? And will Vivian Stoll, new owner of Max Rager, succeed in making Seattle its zombie headquarters? Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, iZOMBIE returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 12. Become a fan of iZombie on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cwizombie and follow the show on Twitter at @CWiZombie.  Ballroom 20

 

SATURDAY, JULY 23

‪11:00–11:45 a.m. The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Q&A — The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego, for an exciting eighth appearance at Comic-Con! Series stars will join executive producers on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries returns Friday, October 21, at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season will be released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and DIGITAL HD on August 16. Become a fan of The Vampire Diaries on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thevampirediaries, and follow the show on Twitter at @cwtvd.  Ballroom 20

‪12:00–12:45 p.m. Blindspot Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Following the shocking first season finale, join Blindspot as the # 1 new series on broadcast TV from the 2015–16 season returns to San Diego for its second appearance at Comic-Con! Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander star in this one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Stapleton stars as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a mysterious woman, with no memories of her past, is found in Times Square, her body completely covered in intricate cryptic tattoos. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI — Edgar Reade (Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza) and the tech-savvy Patterson (Ashley Johnson) — begin to investigate the veritable road map of Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations — with the information exposing a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson and writer/executive producer Martin Gero. Blindspot returns to NBC for its second season on September 14 at 10/9c, before moving to its regular time period of Wednesdays at 8/7c the following week. Blindspot: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray™ on August 2. Become a fan of Blindspot on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NBCBlindspot and follow the show on Twitter @NBCBlindspot.  Indigo Ballroom

‪‪12:50–1:25 p.m.‪ The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A — The Originals returns for a fourth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Join executive producers and series stars for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air midseason on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 20. Become a fan of The Originals on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cworiginals and follow the show on Twitter at @cworiginals.  Indigo Ballroom

1:30–2:05 p.m. Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A — All Hell will break loose when Lucifer returns to heat things up in San Diego. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to get the scoop on what’s sure to be a devilishly fun second season! Join us for a sizzling sneak peek at season two, followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neal Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns September 19, airing Mondays 9/8c on FOX. Lucifer: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD on August 23. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LuciferonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @LuciferonFOX.  Indigo Ballroom

2:10–3:00 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its third season, the stakes will be higher than ever! Super Villains are continuing to push Gotham City toward the brink, and while Jim Gordon remains at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city, how far will he go to save Gotham? Throughout season two, Gordon’s moral compass wavered more than ever, creating both personal and professional dilemmas in his life as villains emerged from the city’s darkest places, including Arkham Asylum’s secret experimental lab, Indian Hill. Bruce Wayne also began to unravel some of Gotham City’s — and his family’s — deepest secrets, leading him to discover that Wayne Enterprises could be behind some very dangerous schemes poised to tear the city apart. Be among the first to see what’s in store for season three as Gotham returns to Comic-Con with a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television and based on characters from DC, Gotham returns September 19 with all-new episodes airing Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 16. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham.  Indigo Ballroom

3:30–4:15 p.m. Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Supergirl will be returning for more supercharged adventures in the show’s new home on The CW this fall! Wondering who’s in that pod, or what will be bringing Superman to National City? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss these season two hot topics and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on characters from DC, Supergirl’s second season will premiere Monday, October 10, at 8/7c on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray™ on August 9. Follow the show on Twitter at @TheCWSupergirl.  Ballroom 20

4:15–5:00 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A — After saving the world and all of time from the immortal madman Vandal Savage, then bidding farewell to two of their fellow comrades, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the Legends received an unexpected visit from a mysterious new ally, Rex Tyler, who tasked the team with a brand new mission. What that mission is, how the Justice Society of America will factor in and who will be aboard the Waverider when The CW’s Super Hero team-up series returns for its second season are questions that the cast and creative team will seek to answer when they descend upon San Diego for their second visit to Comic-Con. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on characters from DC, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns Thursday, October 13, at 8/7c on The CW. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 23. Become a fan of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWLegendsofTomorrow and follow the show on Twitter at @TheCW_Legends.  Ballroom 20

5:00–5:45 p.m. The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Parallel universes…and doppelgangers…and man-sharks, oh my! The second season of The CW’s highest-rated series had more than its fair share of twists and turns, but none compared to Barry Allen’s jaw-dropping decision to go back in time and save his mother from his arch-nemesis, Reverse-Flash, a decision that called the entire timeline into question. But fear not, fans, you won’t have to wait until the fall to start getting answers to some of your most pressing questions, as the cast and creative team behind the show make their annual appearance at Comic-Con to begin giving fans insight into the show’s highly anticipated third season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters from DC, The Flash returns Tuesday, October 4, at 8/7c on The CW. The Flash: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on September 6. Become a fan of The Flash on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWTheFlash and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_TheFlash.  Ballroom 20

5:45–6:30 p.m. Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A In the face of worldwide nuclear destruction at the hands of the maniacal mystic known as Damien Darhk, Oliver Queen (aka Green Arrow) united Star City with a message of hope that allowed him to vanquish the season four Big Bad once and for all. However, our heroes’ triumph came at a cost, and the future of Team Arrow was left hanging in the balance. Now, as the show takes aim on season five, Oliver will set out to save his city from a new threat one which he personally created as both the newly appointed Mayor of Star City and as the Green Arrow. Returning to San Diego Comic-Con for the fifth consecutive year, the cast and creators of the hit CW series will be on-hand for a lively conversation surrounding the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters from DC, Arrow returns Wednesday, October 5, at 8/7c on The CW. Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 30. Become a fan of Arrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWArrow and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Arrow.  Ballroom 20

6:30 p.m.–7:20 p.m. Riverdale Pilot Screening and Q&A — Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. Based on the iconic characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood), this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — and not follow in his dad’s footsteps — despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves — which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother, Alice (Mädchen Amick) — aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between she and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows. Riverdale makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. Riverdale is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot) and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics). Riverdale premieres midseason on The CW. Become a fan of Riverdale on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CWRiverdale, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Riverdale.  Room 6BCF

7:25–8:15 p.m. Frequency Pilot Screening and Q&A — Based on the New Line feature film, Frequency is the story of a father and daughter who are supernaturally reunited two decades after his suspicious and untimely death. New York detective Raimy Sullivan was only 7 when her father, Frank Sullivan, an undercover cop, abandoned his family in pursuit of a case that led not only to his family’s breakup, but also his eventual death undercover. Always believing her dad died in disgrace as a corrupt cop, Raimy set forth to surpass him in law enforcement, rising through the ranks to detective. But everything she knows changes when somehow Raimy and Frank connect — across two decades — over Frank’s vintage ham radio in the garage. Where once Frank was lost in the shadows of his undercover work in 1996, he has now miraculously been found by his now-grown daughter in 2016. As they forge a new relationship while working together in two time periods to close an unsolved serial murder investigation, their emotional connection transcends time to not only repair the broken bonds of their family, but also defy fate and change the course of destiny. Frequency makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Peyton List (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), Riley Smith (Nashville, The Messengers) and Mekhi Phifer (Torchwood, ER), along with executive producers Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, U.S. version of Being Human) and Jennifer Gwartz (Lethal Weapon, Veronica Mars). From Lin Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, Frequency premieres Wednesday, October 5, at 9/8c on The CW. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWFrequency and follow the show on Twitter at @CWFrequency.  Room 6BCF

8:20–9:15 p.m. Time After Time Pilot Screening and Q&A — Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, Time After Time chronicles the epic adventures of a young H.G. Wells. At the age of 28, the 19th century scholar has yet to publish any of his landmark science fiction novels, but his idealistic thinking and radical ideas have led him to actually create a time machine. When his longtime friend — the charismatic (and secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, aka Jack the Ripper — finds himself cornered by the authorities at Wells’ London home, he escapes to present-day New York City using the time machine. Naturally, Wells follows, but instead of the Utopian society he imagined would be in the future, he finds a world more aligned to Stevenson’s temperament. Fortunately, Wells meets up with Jane Walker, an assistant curator at a museum staging an exhibition on H.G. Wells, the Father of Science Fiction. As Wells and Jane come together, they will not only play a dangerous endgame with Stevenson, but also find themselves involved with the incredible characters and scenarios that inspired Wells’ War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau and more. An epic love story charged with danger and adventure, Time After Time gives an unpredictable spin on the mythology of H.G. Wells by looking at the world of today through the eyes of yesterday. Time After Time makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with executive producers Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek, The Following, Scream movies) and Marcos Siega (Blindspot, The Following, The Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Cold Case, Veronica Mars) and series stars Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter films, Pitch Perfect, Game of Thrones, 13 Hours, UnREAL) and Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Man on a Ledge, Entourage, Big Hero 6). Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time premieres midseason on ABC. Become a fan of Time After Time on Facebook at facebook.com/TimeAfterTimeABC and follow the show on Twitter at @TimeAfterABC.  Room 6BCF

 

SUNDAY, JULY 24

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Join series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th [2009]), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer) and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producers Robert Singer (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) in Hall H to answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the 12th season of this exciting series! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Eleventh Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release on September 6. The 12th season of Supernatural will premiere October 13 in its new Thursday time period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Supernatural and follow the show on Twitter at @cw_spn.  Hall H

3:00–4:15 p.m. Animaniacs Live! It’s time for Animaniacs…LIVE! Join the voice cast of the iconic animated series Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille and Jess Harnell along with series songwriter Randy Rogel for a zany, animany and totally insaney afternoon as they perform songs from the beloved cartoon. Animaniacs Live! will be coming to a city near you. For tour information, please visit www.animaniacslive.com.

Entertainment Weekly Launching Con-X at SDCC 2016

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Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly Launches Con-X, a New Interactive Fan Experience at Comic-Con International San Diego July 21-24, 2016

Presented in Association with Comic-Con International, EW’s Con-X Offers Fans an Immersive and Unique Destination

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Entertainment Weekly announced today the launch of Entertainment Weekly’s Con-X, a new unique experiential oasis for Comic-Con fans at this summer’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 21-24, 2016. Over the past nine years, Entertainment Weekly has exploded throughout the Comic-Con scene, establishing its footprint across all platforms including print, digital, video, radio, and social media. The launch of Entertainment Weekly’s Con-X solidifies the brand’s “fan-first” approach, collaborating directly with Comic-Con International to offer Comic-Con attendees the experience they’ve been craving – an immersive fan destination designed to provide an environment where fans can relax, refresh and recharge while complementing their Comic-Con experience. EW’s Con-X welcomes fans to create (custom, limited edition t-shirts and photo opportunities), participate in trivia events, compare and repair costumes, relax in shaded green outdoor areas, refresh with food and beverage and recharge with the hundreds of available device charging terminals. In addition, a full concert production stage will feature spectacular nightly entertainment. Reinforcing its position as the ultimate authority at Comic-Con, Entertainment Weekly’s Con-X will provide badge holders access to an engaging, customized experience designed on a large scale exclusively for the passionate fandom that descends on San Diego for Comic-Con International.

EW’s Con-X will be located at Embarcadero Marina Park North, one of the most beautiful, prime locations in downtown San Diego. EW’s Con-X will consist of a multi-function stage surrounded by an activation environment featuring a wide variety of fan-focused activities. The EW Con-X site will accommodate badge-holding attendees with entrance allowed on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Fans are the beating heart of Comic-Con and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this incredible experience for them,” says Henry Goldblatt, Editor of Entertainment Weekly. “With fan-focused content during the day and an epic after-party atmosphere at night, EW’s Con-X will be the place to be.”

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Inkwell Awards 2016 Winners Announced at HeroesCon

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Inkwell Awards 2016 Winners Announced

Inkwell Awards(New Bedford, MA/USA—June 22, 2016) The Inkwell Awards has released the names of the winners of its ninth annual awards for excellence in the art form of comic book inking. As before, nominees were chosen by a separate and independent nomination committee. Voting via live ballot at the non-profit advocacy’s website ran from April 15-30. One winner was chosen in each of five categories based on American-based interior comic-book work cover-dated 2015.

Separately, the Inkwells selected internally the two recipients of the annual Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award and the Special Recognition Award (SRA) category. Winners were contacted and some invited guests were present to receive their trophies at North Carolina’s Heroes Con, the host show for the Inkwells, for the sixth live ceremony on Friday, June 17. Winners and nominees are listed below, along with the percentage of vote received, where applicable.

FAVORITE INKER: Joe Prado (24.5%)
(Batman ’66 The Lost Episode; Cyborg [DC Comics]). Other nominees: Wade von Grawbadger (23.7), Scott Hanna (22%), Danny Miki (20.4%) and Karl Kesel (9.4%).

MOST-ADAPTABLE INKER: Walden Wong (26.8%)
(Earth 2: World’s End; Justice League Dark [DC]; Wolverines; A-Force [Marvel]).Other nominees: Norm Rapmund (20.2%), Scott Hanna (18.3%), Jonathan Glapion (14.4%), Wade von Grawbadger (12.8%) and Jay Leisten (7.5%).

PROPS (inker deserving of more attention): Wade Von Grawbadger (22.6%)
(All-New Captain America; Spider-Man [Marvel]; Justice League of America; Legends of the Dark Knight [DC]; Astro City [Vertigo/DC]).
Other nominees: Eber Ferreira (20.5%), Danny Miki (13.5%), Juan Vlasco (10.8%), Mark Irwin (9.8%), Jonathan Glapion (9.4%), Stefano Gaudiano (8.4%) and Sean Parsons (5.1%).

S.P.A.M.I. (Small Press and Mainstream Independent): Stefano Gaudiano (37%)
(The Walking Dead, Manifest Destiny [Image]). Other nominees: Jordi Tarragona (17.6%), Cliff Rathburn (16.6%), Ryan Winn (16.6%) and Rich Koslowski (12.2%).

ALL-IN-ONE (pencilling and inking together): Jason Fabok (37%)
(Justice League[DC]). Other nominees: Fiona Staples (17.7%), Erik Larsen (13.7%), Franchesco Francavilla (9.6%), Terry Moore (8.2%), Paul Gulacy (8.0%) and Ben Dewey (5.8%).

THE SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD: Vince Colletta. Other nominees: Allen Milgrom, Jack Abel (tie for runner-up), Violet Barclay (aka Valerie Smith), Gary Martin and Dave Simons.

THE JOE SINNOTT HALL OF FAME: Frank Giacoia and Josef Rubenstein. Other nominees: Bob McLeod and Jerry Ordway (tie for runner-up), Dan Adkins, John Beatty and Ernie Chan (aka Chua).

Joe Sinnott, the award’s namesake and first recipient, made a statement in April regarding this year’s inductees:

“I was quite pleased to hear that the Inkwell Awards has selected two very deserving inkers into the Hall of Fame class of 2016: Frank Giacoia and Jose Rubinstein.

Frank was a fabulous inker and a good friend of mine, who left us much too soon. It was always a pleasure meeting up with Frank at shows and spending time with him. Frank’s smooth, thick line graced the pages of virtually every Marvel title. I really enjoyed Frank’s inking over Jack Kirby on Captain America. Like myself, we pretty much inked the Marvel Universe.

Joe is an outstanding inker and portrait artist as well.
I absolutely am honored by the great job he did in capturing my likeness for the cover of the 2nd Annual Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge. I once pencilled a piece that Joe inked for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Index collection. At that time Joe was doing all these Marvel Universe books and he told me that he had actually worked on more Marvel characters than I had. Joe also did some great background inks on the Superman Vs. Spider-Man Treasury Edition that I inked over John Buscema.

It is wonderful that Frank and Joe are the recipients of the 2016 Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award. These two superb artists make the already great list of Hall of Famers even more elite.

Thank you to the Inkwell’s committee for electing them, and thanks to everyone for their continued support of the Inkwell Awards.

Joe Sinnott

In cooperation with Special Inkwell Ambassador and award-winning author J. David Spurlock, the ceremony kicked off with a special appearance by industry legend Jim Steranko who discussed the artform of comic-book inking, his related experiences in the medium, and its artists, including Joe Sinnott and Frank Giacoia. Inkwell Awards founder and director Bob Almond acted as both ceremony host and presenter, joined by hostess “Ms. Inkwell,” as portrayed by Holly Black. Artist Breno Tamura accepted Joe Prado’s award as a pre-recorded video of Prado’s acceptance speech was played. Guest speaker, artist-writer Mike Grell, spoke for Rubinstein. Writer Todd Dezago spoke for Giacoia, and statements from their respective families, including for Vince Colletta, were read. Silver Inkwell trophies were presented to three nomination committee members who served five years: Michele Witchipoo, Bob Bretall and Johnny B. Gerardy. All acceptance statements from the winners can be found in the “Results” section of the Inkwell Awards’ website in the near future.

The Inkwell Awards is the only existing, official 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and promote the art form of comic-book inking, as well as annually recognize and award the best ink artists and their work. The organization is overseen by a committee of industry professionals and assisted by various professional ambassadors and contributors. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Kubert School and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award.

Garden State Comic Fest Announces Contests, Prizes, and Panels for July 2016

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GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST ANNOUNCES CONTESTS, PRIZES AND PANELS

Hulkbuster cosplayThe Garden State Comic Fest will be giving away (as contest prizes) a year of tickets to other great Comic Cons!   Promoter, Sal Zurzolo says, “In addition to traditional cash prizes we are giving away something much more VALUABLE and you can you get one of these much sought after items the old fashioned way, by earning it when you win one of contests.”

“We know our fans love to attend conventions and to show our appreciation to the fans we added convention tickets to GS Comic Fest 2017 and a ‘Conventions for a Year Prize Package!’  The Garden State Cosplay Showdown costume contest Best in Show winner will receive tickets for 8 other northeast conventions and $500 to cover their tickets to any other shows they choose,” said Dave O’Hare, the show’s founder. Dave added, “Those with a talent for drawing can enter the Drawing Contest which will be judged by some of our very own guest artists.”

“If you can’t draw a stick figure, then our attendees can put their knowledge of superheroes to good use by entering the Superhero Trivia Contest and prove that their intellect is superior to all challengers,” said Sal.

“The GSCF Garden State Cosplay Showdown costume contest has 2 divisions, a kids contest for children under 16 and an adult division for those 16 and up,” Dave said.

In addition, Sal said, “We are thrilled to announce several panels including the Extreme Costumes, Thomas DePetrillo’s “How to Make Giant Cosplay (like the Hulkbuster)” and Vincent Zurzolo, who’s Metropolis Collectibles owns the most expensive comic in the world at $3.2 Million, on the “20 Gotcha’s on Buying Comics & Comic Book Art in 60 Minutes,’ and many more.”

The family friendly comic fest allows all children 11 and under Free Entry with a paying adult. There will be plenty of free parking for attendees. Tickets are available on-line now and will be available at the door while supplies last. For more information check out:
www.gardenstatecomicfest.com OR https://www.facebook.com/Gardenstatecomicfest OR https://twitter.com/GS_Comic_Fest

Inkwell Awards to Feature Special Appearance by Jim Steranko at HeroesCon 2016

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A Special Appearance by Jim Steranko to Highlight the 2016 Inkwell Awards Ceremony at Heroes Con

(New Bedford, MA/USA—June 10, 2016) Results from the 9th annual Inkwell Awards will be presented at the inking advocacy group’s 6th live awards ceremony this June 17-19 at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC.  Eisner Hall of Fame award-winning creator Jim Steranko will be making a special appearance at the event.

“Graphic artist, comic book writer/artist, historian, magician, editor, publisher and film production illustrator….Jim is a modern Renaissance Man, globally recognized and respected in the sequential art medium for his epics and innovations in the field” said Bob Almond, the non-profit organization’s founder and director.  “Having a legendary icon like him speaking on behalf of ink artists and the art form of inking is an immense honor.”

The Inkwells have five categories: Favorite Inker, the “Props” award for under-recognized professionals, the S.P.A.M.I., for Small Press And Mainstream-Independent work, Most-Adaptable Inker and the “All-in-One” for the artist who inks his/her own pencil art. Thousands of voters visited and voted from April 15-30 at the group’s website to show their support.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday (not Saturday as in the past),June 17, 5:00 PM at the Charlotte Convention Center in room 209-210. In addition to Steranko, other speakers include host and presenter Almond, hostess Holly Black as spokesmodel Ms. Inkwell, legendary creator Mike Grell and award-winning author (and Inkwell special ambassador), J. David Spurlock. Announced with the award-winners will be the two recipients of the annual Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award and the second recipient of the Special Recognition Award.

Other attendees include Inkwell ambassadors Laura Martin and Mike McKone, plus contributor Enrica Jang. As an added bonus, the first 20 non-member attendees will receive a raffle ticket for an automatic door prize. After the event, every ticket holder will win a prize as explained at the ceremony.

Almond added, “Last year, with the change of day and the door prizes offered, we had our record-best attendance ever. We plan to repeat that winning combination, especially with Steranko’s appearance.”

The Inkwells will be set up in Artists Alley at table AA-521, offering for donations their new, fifth annual Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge book and plenty of other Inkwells merchandise to help raise much-needed funds. “We’re immensely grateful to promoter Shelton Drum and the Heroes Con staff for supporting the community and giving fans an opportunity to learn more about and appreciate this often overlooked industry craft.”

The Inkwell Awards (www.inkwellawards.com) is an official 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public and promote the art form of comic-book inking, as well as annually recognize the best ink artists and their work. Now in its ninth year, the organization is overseen by a committee of industry professionals and assisted by various professional ambassadors and numerous contributors. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Kubert School and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award.

Collider Offering Free Trip for Two to SDCC 2016

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Collider is offering a free trip for two to SDCC 2016. The winner of their contest will receive:

  • Airfare for two to San Diego, California
  • Two badges to the San Diego Comic-Con
  • Accommodations at a hotel located on the SDCC shuttle route.
  • $250 gift card for “a little extra spending money”

The contest ends June 30 and is only available to residents of the continental United States.

For more information and to enter, visit Collider.

Hero Initiative Heads to Fan Expo Dallas 2016 with Special Guest David DeGrand

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Hero Initiative Heads to Fan Expo Dallas With special Guest David DeGrand

SpongeBobLos Angeles, CA (May 26, 2016) Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, will be attending Fan Expo Dallas at the Dallas Convention Center June 3rd-5th.

Anchoring our booth all three days is special guest artist David DeGrand, best known for his work on SpongeBob SquarePants and MADMagazine. Stop on by our booth, A57-A58, and get a sketch or signature!

And top creators Agnes Garbowska, Greg Pak, Brent Peeples, and Dan Slott will all be collecting donations for Hero as well! Swing by on them and do the right thing!

See ya’ll there!

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $950,000 to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Help Zootopia’s Officer Judy Hopps Solve a Mystery with Facebook Messenger

June 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Animation, Everything Else, Movies

Zootopia

Press Release:

OFFICER JUDY HOPPS SEEKS YOUR HELP TO SOLVE THE ZOOTOPIA POLICE DEPARTMENT’S NEWEST MYSTERY

Rookie Rabbit Officer Judy Hopps Takes Over Facebook Messenger, June 1-8, to Crack the ZPD’s Latest Case, and “Zootopia” Arrives Home with A Robust Line-up of New Bonus Features on June 7

The innovative creators behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ wildly witty, comedy-adventure “Zootopia” are offering fans of all ages an exciting opportunity to rediscover the stunning animal metropolis and its comedic creatures via a Judy Hopps Facebook Messenger takeover and a robust line-up of extended bonus features included in the in-home release.

Judy Takes Over Facebook Messenger And Seeks  Your Help to Crack Her Next Case, June 1-8, 2016

Rookie Rabbit Officer Judy Hopps is commandeering Facebook Messenger and seeking your help to solve the Zootopia Police Department’s hottest new case. Volunteers are invited to visit the Zootopia Facebook page and click on the Message icon, where they can chat with Judy directly and follow a series of clues to help solve the mystery. This live chat was built through a partnership with imperson, which creates premium conversational bots called Chat Personas that converse in natural language and can be tailored with distinct yet authentic personalities—in this case, the eternally optimistic and determined Judy Hopps.

“Zootopia” Arrives Home with A Robust Line-up of In-Depth Bonus Features, June 7, 2016

“Zootopia” arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand* platforms on June 7, 2016 with thrilling new bonus offerings including candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind “Zootopia,” an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes, and a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that reference Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters. The record-breaking animated film for all ages is a must-add to your movie collection!

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